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All websites I make are made in WordPress.  It is well supported on the web and is easy for you to edit after handover.  I don’t keep control of your site, but rather give you full access once the build is complete.  Unless you would prefer me to handle all that for you.

Below are some of my favourite sites to date with a peak at their homepages.

Enya Photography

Enya is an up-and-coming photographer shooting mostly weddings and couples in love.  She needed a site to showcase a selection of her work, with a strong focus on encouraging visitors to get in touch with her for bookings.  The subtle, yet noticeable calls to action lead visitors to her contact page.

Her branding is feminine, with lovely colour, so we wanted to bring that through the site without the colour becoming overpowering.  All whilst keeping the focus on her pictures.

She liked the idea of doing something a little bit different and having an artisitic element to the site.  I loved this idea and created a collapsible side navigation menu and offset blocks of colour to contrast the photos.  I incorporated the lovely, delicate illustration that is part of her branding and kept the whole site minimal with lots of negative space.

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Rick and Sheira's Wedding

A site celebrating love and the marriage of the lovely Sheira and Rick.  The one-page site features illustrations and the fonts from their invitation, as well as happy pictures of them. 

The site serves to provide guests easy access to the date and time of the ceremony as well as the venue and an interactive map.  There is also a link to their gift list and a instagram grid for their wedding hashtag.

A section to submit songs for their playlist was added at Rick’s request.  And my personal favourite – a countdown timer to the ceremony!

"Loved our wedding website! Amy took our motif and wove it perfectly through the site. Super user friendly and no request was too much."
Rick & Sheira White
happily married lovebirds

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Dave's Shop

Dave brings joy to the world with his happy confetti.  So the website needed to reflect that fun!

I worked closely with Dave’s sister-in-law Derryn (of Derryn Schmidt Photography) on this site; she created many of the design elements and had a lot of influence on the overall design of the site.  She and I created this lovely site and wrote the copy throughout.

Dave’s Shop is a fully functioning e-commerce store.

I just love how fun and light this site is!

"I like my website."
David Schmidt
famous confetti maker

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jetblack agency

JetBlack is a boutique booking agency for electronic music artists in Cape Town.  They were looking for something bold and different; something that stood out and expressed their artistic vibe.  

I created a strong geometric background using the colour palette chosen by Jarrad, the main dude at JetBlack.  Each page has a slightly different background.  we stuck to plain black and white text and buttons throughout the site.The shiny new site linked through to their soundcloud and their booking platform was integrated as well.

I created a blog template for them to continue to use after the site was complete.

"Amy understood exactly what we wanted from our website and was so patient and helpful throughout the process."
Michaela Juby
booking manager

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Oh Happy Day

One of my favourite sites to date, the shiny new site for Oh Happy Day was designed by the immensely talented Kim of Ruby + Swallow and built by me.

The site includes all the usual pages plus a lovely inspiration gallery page with on page filters as well as a very useful blog.  To download the rate card visitors need to submit their details which are sent to a Mailchimp list and then an automatic response is sent with the rate card.  I configured the Mailchimp account and set up the fully styled autoresponder to the list segment I created.

"Working with Amy has been invaluable to me and my clients! We have collaborated on numerous projects where I design the front-end of the site and she creates all the magic on the back-end, and I have always been more than impressed with the way she brings my designs to life with her incredible development skills! She is an intuitive and creative website developer - a rare and lethal combination. Amy consistently makes sure that websites look great and maintain their integrity on both desktop and mobile. It has been a joy working with her as no task is ever too much!"
Kim Clark
owner of Ruby + Swallow

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  • Sunday night work. Yup, you read that right.
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I'm a classic Sunday night worker.
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I like to get a jump start on the work for the week.  Okay actually my anxiety about the work that needs to be done for the upcoming week starts to ruin my life, so I just start working to feel better.  But it sounds better for me to say that I like to get a head start on the week of work!
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The thought of the imminent work week effects us all differently. Some work, some veg in front of the TV, some freak out from anxiety, some cry, some get drunk, some clean something, some go to sleep early, I suppose some get excited. No, surely nobody gets excited!?
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What's your Sunday night ritual?
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#sundaynightritual #workweek #anzosundays #anxiety #workingsundays #sundayfunday #cryingfaceemoji #sundaynightworker #headstartontheweek #jumpsartonwork #anothercryingfaceemoji #whyyyyyyyy #imnotworkingbecauseimbadassimworkingbecauseimanxious #longesthashtagever #codepuffin #mynameisamy #webdev #girlboss #webdesign #wordpress #webcreator #workingholiday #durbaniteincapetown #isthat30hashtagsyet #askmewhy30 #26hashtagswillhavetodo
  • Create your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Decide what you want and make it so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every few months I check in with myself about where I'm at, what I want, what's working and what isn't and where I want to get to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We all have the power to create our own lives.  To steer our own boats down the river. I truly believe that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Not for a single second do I regret leaving my office job and striking out on my own.  Not a single second.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I get to live the life I want to.  Spend my time doing what I choose to do. Working hard for my own success instead of just making my boss rich with my meaningless toil.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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MAKE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can do it!  You really can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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During one of my office boredom busters I read an article on @waitbutwhy that broke down our lives into little blocks. And shit there were so few blocks for living.  I read that traditional office workers spend more time with their coworkers than their loved ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was shook.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I didn't want to spend most of my life like that. I wanted to spend time most of my time with my loved ones.  So I decided that I would.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I planned. I strategised. I looked for opportunities. I created opportunities. I set big goals. I broke those down into S.M.A.R.T. goals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I MADE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And I couldn't be more happy, or more proud of myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want to spend your precious blocks of life doing?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#makeitso #wisewords #captainpicard #jeanlucpicard #startrek #createyourlife #livethelifeofyourchoosing #smallbusiness #stickittotheman #fuckofficejobs #steeryourownboat #smallbizboss #workingformyself #preciouslifeblocks #waitbutwhy #spendtimewithlovedones #makeyourlifewhatyouwant #smartgoals #setgoals #achieveyourdreams #liveyourlife #codepuffin #youcandoit #girlboss #personalsuccess #womenintech #fucktheninetofive #downwiththeninetofive #booforbosses
  • I heart South Africa!
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In five sleeps I get to drive down from Durban to Cape Town. I love a good road trip because I get to see some of our beautiful country.
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Any suggestions for rad things to do in Cape Town?
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#protea #southafrica #durban #capetown #roadtrip #workingholiday #codepuffinontour #amyhitstheroad #shotleft #5sleeps #freelancerlife #freedom #inchargeofmyowntime #idecide #perksofworkingformyself #girlboss #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusiness #supportlocal #imcomingforyoukirstenbosch
  • IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!
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I am 33 years old today. So here are 33 random bits of info about me.
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Up until a few weeks ago I thought I was turning 32! Yup, I got my age wrong.
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I'm a nerd.
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I'm very competitive.
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I love popcorn.
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I'm obsessed with glitter and all things shiny.
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My favourite game of all time is Tetris.
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I compulsively correct grammar and spelling errors.
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My favourite flower is Cosmos.
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I want to make more time to paint.
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My best friends when I was little were dogs named Duma and Neptune and then a bit later Scampi.
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I love to swim! Being in water makes me so happy .
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I really love fires.
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One of the best things in the world is listening to the wind in the trees.
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My middle name is Gwyneth, after my mom.
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I'm currently very into rings and wear 5 everyday.
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I really enjoy doing my own nails.
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I knew I was a grown up when I bought myself a toolbox to keep in my home.
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I don't like to drink cold water.  Room temperature is best.
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I'm a chocoholic.
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I love a good party.
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I hate doing dishes - it's my absolute worst chore.
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I don't own an iron and I don't think I ever will.
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I service my own car.
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My big dream is to have a piece of land and to build a little house on it (probably a container house).
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I struggle with procrastination.
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I battle imposter syndrome almost daily.
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I really, really love animated movies.
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I rewatch my favourite movies and series over and over again.
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I've been told a lot that I have a very expressive face.
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I don't care about following rules and fitting in.
.
I'm very talkative.
.
I have an embarrassingly big collection of socks.
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I'm going to go play arcade games today and not open my laptop in celebration!
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📷 by the incredible @derrynschmidt
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P.S. I feel like 33 is somehow auspicious and that I should do something really extra today!
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#itsmybirthday #33 #not32but33 #mynameisamy #iamcodepuffin #codepuffin #webcreator #birthday #happybirthday #happybirthdaytome #girlboss #thirtythree
  • G R O W T H
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It's difficult. It's hard work. It can be painful. .
But it means we can stretch up to get more sunlight and spread our leaves out wide. .
Grow tall. Grow strong. Grow happy.
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Just grow in all things that you do and all that you are.
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#grow #growth #growtall #growstrong #growhappy #growtoreachthelight #turnyourfacetothesun #yougrowgirl #getyourgrowthon #getgrowing #itsdifficultbutitsworthit #persevere #keepgrowing #codepuffin #girlboss #creativebusiness #durban #webdesign #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #happy
  • D U S K⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So twilight is my favourite time of day (when the sun is coming up and the sun is going down). But now that word has kinda been ruined. You know why. Freaking sparkly vampires ruining such a good word for me!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So now I've got to settle for dawn and dusk. Also good words. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But enough about words. Let's just take a moment to appreciate this lovely time of day.  It's that in between time.  Not quite day.  Not quite night.  Just a magical time in between.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What's your favourite time of day (or night)?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This picture was taken in Rosetta in the KZN Midlands a couple of weeks ago. I can't wait to go back in a couple of weeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On a side note this is where I met my lover 10 years ago.  How time flies! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#dusk #dawn #twilight #wednesdays #myfavouritetimeofday #thatinbetweentime #notquiteday #notquitenight #besttimeofday #freelancerlife #rosetta #roseofthemidlands #midlands #kznmidlands #midlandsdusk #sunset #bestlife #10years #10yearanniversary #whereimetmylover #thefarm #waterloofarm #amyheartskeaton #codepuffin #treesilhouette #thatchroof #farmhouse
  • Aaaand another Monday is nearly done.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I met up with the wonderful Derryn of @hoorayworkshops this morning to chat about her shiny new website. I'm so excited to get working on it next week! Her new branding done by the talented Kim from @rubyandswallow is so great! I cannot wait to see it all over the gram!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm so lucky to work with such inspiring #girlbosses! It gets me up and excited to tackle the day! What a difference it makes to do what you enjoy. Mondays have a whole new meaning now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am so happy that I quit my full time office job and started my own business just over a year ago.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am truly passionate about helping other small businesses grow and succeed. Knowing I get to help build up another's business online means I wake up without an alarm and happily get to work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tag your favourite girlboss in the comments so I can give her a follow and watch her business thrive 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#girlboss #yougrowgirl #womeninbusiness #anothermonday #mondaymeetings #supportwomeninbusiness #hoorayworkshops #femmes #businesschicks #codepuffin #creativebusinesses #smallbusinesssupport #supportlocal #strengthtostrength #collaboration #sharingiscaring #nopetocompetition #idontgetjealousigetinspired #durbansmallbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #solopreneurs #businesscommunity #supporteachother #lifteachotherup #passionfuelspurpose
  • Sunday night work. Yup, you read that right.
.
I'm a classic Sunday night worker.
.
I like to get a jump start on the work for the week.  Okay actually my anxiety about the work that needs to be done for the upcoming week starts to ruin my life, so I just start working to feel better.  But it sounds better for me to say that I like to get a head start on the week of work!
.
The thought of the imminent work week effects us all differently. Some work, some veg in front of the TV, some freak out from anxiety, some cry, some get drunk, some clean something, some go to sleep early, I suppose some get excited. No, surely nobody gets excited!?
.
What's your Sunday night ritual?
.
.
#sundaynightritual #workweek #anzosundays #anxiety #workingsundays #sundayfunday #cryingfaceemoji #sundaynightworker #headstartontheweek #jumpsartonwork #anothercryingfaceemoji #whyyyyyyyy #imnotworkingbecauseimbadassimworkingbecauseimanxious #longesthashtagever #codepuffin #mynameisamy #webdev #girlboss #webdesign #wordpress #webcreator #workingholiday #durbaniteincapetown #isthat30hashtagsyet #askmewhy30 #26hashtagswillhavetodo
  • Create your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Decide what you want and make it so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every few months I check in with myself about where I'm at, what I want, what's working and what isn't and where I want to get to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We all have the power to create our own lives.  To steer our own boats down the river. I truly believe that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Not for a single second do I regret leaving my office job and striking out on my own.  Not a single second.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I get to live the life I want to.  Spend my time doing what I choose to do. Working hard for my own success instead of just making my boss rich with my meaningless toil.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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MAKE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can do it!  You really can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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During one of my office boredom busters I read an article on @waitbutwhy that broke down our lives into little blocks. And shit there were so few blocks for living.  I read that traditional office workers spend more time with their coworkers than their loved ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was shook.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I didn't want to spend most of my life like that. I wanted to spend time most of my time with my loved ones.  So I decided that I would.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I planned. I strategised. I looked for opportunities. I created opportunities. I set big goals. I broke those down into S.M.A.R.T. goals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I MADE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And I couldn't be more happy, or more proud of myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want to spend your precious blocks of life doing?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#makeitso #wisewords #captainpicard #jeanlucpicard #startrek #createyourlife #livethelifeofyourchoosing #smallbusiness #stickittotheman #fuckofficejobs #steeryourownboat #smallbizboss #workingformyself #preciouslifeblocks #waitbutwhy #spendtimewithlovedones #makeyourlifewhatyouwant #smartgoals #setgoals #achieveyourdreams #liveyourlife #codepuffin #youcandoit #girlboss #personalsuccess #womenintech #fucktheninetofive #downwiththeninetofive #booforbosses
  • I heart South Africa!
.
In five sleeps I get to drive down from Durban to Cape Town. I love a good road trip because I get to see some of our beautiful country.
.
Any suggestions for rad things to do in Cape Town?
.
.
#protea #southafrica #durban #capetown #roadtrip #workingholiday #codepuffinontour #amyhitstheroad #shotleft #5sleeps #freelancerlife #freedom #inchargeofmyowntime #idecide #perksofworkingformyself #girlboss #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusiness #supportlocal #imcomingforyoukirstenbosch
  • IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!
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I am 33 years old today. So here are 33 random bits of info about me.
.
Up until a few weeks ago I thought I was turning 32! Yup, I got my age wrong.
.
I'm a nerd.
.
I'm very competitive.
.
I love popcorn.
.
I'm obsessed with glitter and all things shiny.
.
My favourite game of all time is Tetris.
.
I compulsively correct grammar and spelling errors.
.
My favourite flower is Cosmos.
.
I want to make more time to paint.
.
My best friends when I was little were dogs named Duma and Neptune and then a bit later Scampi.
.
I love to swim! Being in water makes me so happy .
.
I really love fires.
.
One of the best things in the world is listening to the wind in the trees.
.
My middle name is Gwyneth, after my mom.
.
I'm currently very into rings and wear 5 everyday.
.
I really enjoy doing my own nails.
.
I knew I was a grown up when I bought myself a toolbox to keep in my home.
.
I don't like to drink cold water.  Room temperature is best.
.
I'm a chocoholic.
.
I love a good party.
.
I hate doing dishes - it's my absolute worst chore.
.
I don't own an iron and I don't think I ever will.
.
I service my own car.
.
My big dream is to have a piece of land and to build a little house on it (probably a container house).
.
I struggle with procrastination.
.
I battle imposter syndrome almost daily.
.
I really, really love animated movies.
.
I rewatch my favourite movies and series over and over again.
.
I've been told a lot that I have a very expressive face.
.
I don't care about following rules and fitting in.
.
I'm very talkative.
.
I have an embarrassingly big collection of socks.
.
I'm going to go play arcade games today and not open my laptop in celebration!
.
📷 by the incredible @derrynschmidt
.
P.S. I feel like 33 is somehow auspicious and that I should do something really extra today!
.
.
#itsmybirthday #33 #not32but33 #mynameisamy #iamcodepuffin #codepuffin #webcreator #birthday #happybirthday #happybirthdaytome #girlboss #thirtythree
  • G R O W T H
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It's difficult. It's hard work. It can be painful. .
But it means we can stretch up to get more sunlight and spread our leaves out wide. .
Grow tall. Grow strong. Grow happy.
.
Just grow in all things that you do and all that you are.
.
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#grow #growth #growtall #growstrong #growhappy #growtoreachthelight #turnyourfacetothesun #yougrowgirl #getyourgrowthon #getgrowing #itsdifficultbutitsworthit #persevere #keepgrowing #codepuffin #girlboss #creativebusiness #durban #webdesign #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #happy
  • Sunday night work. Yup, you read that right.
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I'm a classic Sunday night worker.
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I like to get a jump start on the work for the week.  Okay actually my anxiety about the work that needs to be done for the upcoming week starts to ruin my life, so I just start working to feel better.  But it sounds better for me to say that I like to get a head start on the week of work!
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The thought of the imminent work week effects us all differently. Some work, some veg in front of the TV, some freak out from anxiety, some cry, some get drunk, some clean something, some go to sleep early, I suppose some get excited. No, surely nobody gets excited!?
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What's your Sunday night ritual?
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#sundaynightritual #workweek #anzosundays #anxiety #workingsundays #sundayfunday #cryingfaceemoji #sundaynightworker #headstartontheweek #jumpsartonwork #anothercryingfaceemoji #whyyyyyyyy #imnotworkingbecauseimbadassimworkingbecauseimanxious #longesthashtagever #codepuffin #mynameisamy #webdev #girlboss #webdesign #wordpress #webcreator #workingholiday #durbaniteincapetown #isthat30hashtagsyet #askmewhy30 #26hashtagswillhavetodo
  • Create your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Decide what you want and make it so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every few months I check in with myself about where I'm at, what I want, what's working and what isn't and where I want to get to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We all have the power to create our own lives.  To steer our own boats down the river. I truly believe that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Not for a single second do I regret leaving my office job and striking out on my own.  Not a single second.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I get to live the life I want to.  Spend my time doing what I choose to do. Working hard for my own success instead of just making my boss rich with my meaningless toil.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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MAKE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can do it!  You really can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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During one of my office boredom busters I read an article on @waitbutwhy that broke down our lives into little blocks. And shit there were so few blocks for living.  I read that traditional office workers spend more time with their coworkers than their loved ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was shook.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I didn't want to spend most of my life like that. I wanted to spend time most of my time with my loved ones.  So I decided that I would.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I planned. I strategised. I looked for opportunities. I created opportunities. I set big goals. I broke those down into S.M.A.R.T. goals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I MADE IT SO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And I couldn't be more happy, or more proud of myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you want to spend your precious blocks of life doing?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#makeitso #wisewords #captainpicard #jeanlucpicard #startrek #createyourlife #livethelifeofyourchoosing #smallbusiness #stickittotheman #fuckofficejobs #steeryourownboat #smallbizboss #workingformyself #preciouslifeblocks #waitbutwhy #spendtimewithlovedones #makeyourlifewhatyouwant #smartgoals #setgoals #achieveyourdreams #liveyourlife #codepuffin #youcandoit #girlboss #personalsuccess #womenintech #fucktheninetofive #downwiththeninetofive #booforbosses
  • I heart South Africa!
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In five sleeps I get to drive down from Durban to Cape Town. I love a good road trip because I get to see some of our beautiful country.
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Any suggestions for rad things to do in Cape Town?
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#protea #southafrica #durban #capetown #roadtrip #workingholiday #codepuffinontour #amyhitstheroad #shotleft #5sleeps #freelancerlife #freedom #inchargeofmyowntime #idecide #perksofworkingformyself #girlboss #creativesmallbusiness #smallbusiness #supportlocal #imcomingforyoukirstenbosch
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